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From Garden to Vase: Summer Flower

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL 60022

Walk the Garden and learn about plants that work well in cut arrangements. Then, inspired by our walk, create a beautiful flower display to take home and enjoy. Learn and practice basic floral design techniques.  Bring garden shears or scissors, apron, and garden gloves if desired.

Tuesday Jul 18th, 6–8pm Central Time

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Complete Training in Floral Design (In-person Workshop)

at Mila School of Floral Design - West Town

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West Town, West Side
2247 W Chicago Ave
Btwn N Oakley Blvd & N Leavitt St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
The price includes the registration fee, the tuition, the flowers and supplies.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this floral design class:

After completing certified 48-hour Complete Training in Floral Design session of classes students have a fundamental knowledge in floral design and capable to work as professionals.

During 48 hours of workshops, you will learn secrets of the unique universal techniques allowing to create all kinds of floral design – from a corsage to large-scaled interior floral installation. The techniques are simple – everyone can accomplish it and work as a floral designer or start own business. The techniques along with new European trends will allow you working fester, more productive and make you to be more competitive it the floral design industry.

Historically American flower arranging evolved from European traditional floral design. Besides traditional floral design contemporary European masters offer visually dazzling concepts. From that perspective, the American style is quite conservative. So, if somebody looks for out of the box solution, they hire European-trained florists.

The school was established by Tatiana Chelekhova. Tatiana is an international award winning designer with more than 30 years of experiences. In 1990, she was sponsored by Chicago Park District to immigrate from Ukraine working as a floral designer for the city of Chicago.


This 2-class course covers floral design theory, techniques and skills currently required for employment in the floral design industry. Successful completion of the class offers entry-level employment in floral design. We also recommend this class for all who loves arranging flowers. You will get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens during a tour at the wholesale floral market and learn how to prolong life and arrange cut flowers. You take home all your creations.

1 – Introductory

After the class, we will create for you a professional digital portfolio of your creations.

• Selecting quality flowers, processing cut flowers, prolonging life of cut flowers (includes one-hour field trip to a wholesale floral market)

• Modern color theory, recognizing Nature’s clues for effective color combinations and how colors affect each other

• New techniques in floral design, emerging European trends and styles of floral design

2- Workshops

Fundamental techniques of arranging flowers

Spiral hand tied bouquets: round, cascading and one-sided bouquets in BiedermeierVictorian and French garden styles:

Arrangements in containers with floral foam: focal point techniques in Biedermeier, Victorian and French garden styles:


This course consists of two classes that cover planning, organizing, managing and designing corporate and social events. Party props, room décor, table settings, lighting and display elements combined with art principles and creative thematic approaches to floral design. Personal flowers for weddings.

1- Personal (wearable) wedding flowers

  • Fantasy flower hair pieces Personal (wearable) wedding flowers
  • Ring Bearer accessories
  • Flower and rose petal pomanders
  • Corsages
  • Floral bracelets
  • Boutonnieres

2 – Table settings

• Custom made floral napkin rings, lanterns, containers
• Patterns of table settings to maximize artistic effect
• Using fruits and vegetables for floral arrangements
• Floral table runners


2-class course.

Selecting flowers and accessories according to foundational principles of floral design. Unique mechanics and techniques in advanced design. Using advanced style arrangements for hotels, offices, stores and other public spaces. Creating large scale room décor.  Advanced style wedding bouquets.

  • How to start floral shop
  • How to built your business
  • Conducting wedding consultation

1 – Advanced style wedding bouquets

  • Cascading and drop-shape bouquets in decorative bouquet holder (port bouquet)
  • Glamelia bouquets made of rose, gladiolus, orchid and ginger petals

2- Advanced techniques

3 – Leaf work

4 – Large-scale room décor

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Our Classes are limited to 5 students now to keep social distance.

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